Wimbledon Tickets

Written by James Lyons
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Getting Wimbledon tickets is like getting Super Bowl tickets or Masters Golf tickets. Wimbledon is recognized as the premier tennis tournament in the world, hosted by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Those who understand the history appreciate the value of Wimbledon tickets.

The All England Croquet Club, formed in 1869, had failed to attract enough visitors and in 1875 they decided to offer Lawn Tennis as an added attraction. The new game was an instant success, so much so that in 1877 the name of the club was changed to the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club. Later that year the first ever Lawn Tennis tournament was organized and the Wimbledon Championship was conceived.

Wimbledon Tickets and Classic Wimbledon Matches

John McEnroe's 1980 Wimbledon final against Bjorn Borg was a battles for the ages. Down two sets to one, and trailing 5-4 in the fourth set, McEnroe broke Borg's serve, and eventually it was 6-6. In a colossal tiebreaker, McEnroe saved five championship points before prevailing, 18-16. McEnroe, however, could not break Borg again and lost the fifth and final set, 8-6.

In 1981, John McEnroe ended Bjorn Borg's Wimbledon reign at five consecutive championships and 41 straight winning matches when he beat him in the finals in four sets, which included two tie-breakers. The date was July 4th and McEnroe's attire included blue and white clothes with a red headband. McEnroe clearly felt the title belonged in American hands. Those who had Wimbledon tickets that year will never forget that day.


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